Being a caretaker of a nature preserve is the ultimate way to learn about the plants and creatures who are our neighbors and to give back to the wild world which sustains us all. As a site steward for D&R Greenway Land Trust, you will be given a local preserved property to tend and observe. In return for your dedication, D&R Greenway's Land Stewards will teach seasonal outdoor classes in plant and wildlife identification, invasive species control, native seed collection and dispersal, and trail maintenance. Together, the site stewards will be a cadre of caretakers attuned to the land, helping to nurture our preserves. Site Steward Gathering are held four times a year. Please contact Jim Amon, Director of Stewardship, and add "Site Steward Interest" in the memo line.
Volunteer Site Stewards Needed
D&R Greenway Land Trust owns over 50 preserves outright, and we need help managing and enhancing them! If you enjoy the outdoors, you are a perfect candidate. A site steward's minimum responsibility is to walk "your" adopted property four times a year and report back on what was seen. Site stewards are welcome to do more. In fact, "Wednesday Morning Trail Work Days" are a great way for new site stewards to learn about work underway in our preserves to restore our forests and stream corridors. Some of the tasks undertaken by site stewards include:
- remove any debris and litter along pathways and roadways
- cut back Multiflora Rose and other invasive plants
- lay-out and construct trails
- attend site steward workshops to learn about native plants
Site stewards usually meet on Wednesday mornings to work on D&R Greenway preserves. If you are interested in helping us out by walking one of our beautiful preserves contact Jim Amon, Director of Stewardship at 609.924.4646 ext. 124.
Site Stewards Gatherings are held four times of year to learn about the natural habitats in our area. The winter gathering took place at the Northern Stony Brook Preserve, Mountain Road in East Amwell Township. See map for directions to Northern Stony Brook Preserve, preserved and managed by D&R Greenway. Northern Stony Brook Preserve is open to the public seven days a week, dawn to dusk.